What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in May 2021

The latest list of new arrivals on Netflix offers plenty of new and classic movies, series, and specials to look forward to throughout the month of May. Read on for some of the highlights from May’s new additions to the Netflix library, as well as the complete list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what’s leaving throughout the month.

Below, you’ll find the full list of everything new to Netflix in both April and May 2021, with our recommendations in bold. If you’re looking for some additional guidance on what to watch, we also have lists of the best movies on Netflix and best shows on Netflix. If Netflix isn’t your only streaming service, we also have helpful articles on the best movies streaming on Amazon and the best TV shows streaming on Amazon, as well as plenty of guides for Hulu, Disney+, and HBO Max.

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Our top pick for May

Army of the Dead

Fresh off the success of his Justice League director’s cut and nearly two decades after his Dawn of the Dead remake first earned him critical acclaim, Zack Snyder returns to the zombie genre with this heist horror film that casts Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as a former war hero recruited to lead a mission deep into Las Vegas — now a walled-off city infested with the undead. He and his team of misfit soldiers are tasked with recovering $200 million locked in a vault beneath one of the city’s casinos before the government wipes Sin City off the map with a nuclear bomb. The ensemble cast is filled out with a host of familiar faces, including Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Theo Rossi, Ella Purnell, and Omari Hardwick, among others.

Everything new on Netflix in May

May 1

  • Aliens Stole My Body
  • Angelina Ballerina: Season 5
  • Angelina Ballerina: Season 6
  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Barney and Friends: Season 13
  • Barney and Friends: Season 14
  • Best of the Best
  • Dead Again in Tombstone
  • Due Date
  • Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • Green Zone
  • Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
  • JT LeRoy
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted
  • Mystic River
  • Never Back Down
  • Notting Hill
  • Open Season
  • Resident Evil: Afterlife
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • S.M.A.R.T Chase
  • Scarface
  • Sitting in Limbo
  • Stargate
  • State of Play
  • The Land Before Time
  • The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure
  • The Lovely Bones
  • The Pelican Brief
  • The Sweetest Thing
  • The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
  • Under Siege
  • Waist Deep
  • Your Highness
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno
  • Zombieland

May 2

  • Hoarders: Season 11

May 4

  • The Clovehitch Killer
  • Selena: The Series: Part 2 — Netflix Original
  • Trash Truck: Season 2 — Netflix Family

May 5

  • Framing John DeLorean
  • The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness — Netflix Documentary

May 6

  • Dead Man Down

May 7

  • Girl from Nowhere: Season 2 — Netflix Original
  • Jupiter’s Legacy — Netflix Original
  • Milestone — Netflix Film
  • Monster — Netflix Film

May 8

  • Mine — Netflix Original
  • Sleepless

May 11

  • Money, Explained — Netflix Documentary

May 12

  • Dance of the Forty One — Netflix Film
  • Oxygen — Netflix Film
  • The Upshaws — Netflix Original

May 13

  • Castlevania: Season 4 — Netflix Anime
  • Layer Cake

May 14

  • Ferry — Netflix Film
  • Haunted: Season 3 — Netflix Original
  • I Am All Girls — Netflix Film
  • Jungle Beat: The Movie — Netflix Family
  • Love, Death & Robots: Volume 2 — Netflix Original
  • Move to Heaven — Netflix Original
  • The Strange House — Netflix Film
  • The Woman in the Window — Netflix Film

May 16

  • Sleight

May 18

  • Sardar Ka Grandson — Netflix Film

May 19

  • The Last Days
  • Sabotage
  • Small Town Crime
  • Who Killed Sara?: Season 2 — Netflix Original

May 20

  • Hating Peter Tatchell
  • Special: Season 2 — Netflix Original
  • Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

May 21

  • Army of the Dead — Netflix Film
  • Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Season 3 — Netflix Family
  • The Neighbor: Season 2 — Netflix Original

May 22

  • Sam Smith: Love Goes —Live At Abbey Road Studios

May 25

  • Home

May 26

  • Baggio: The Divine Ponytail — Netflix Film
  • High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America — Netflix Documentary
  • Nail Bomber: Manhunt — Netflix Documentary

May 27

  • Black Space — Netflix Original
  • Blue Miracle — Netflix Film
  • Eden — Netflix Anime
  • Soy Rada: Serendipity — Netflix Comedy Special

May 28

  • Dog Gone Trouble — Netflix Family
  • Lucifer: Season 5 Part 2 — Netflix Original
  • The Kominsky Method: Season 3 — Netflix Original

May 31

  • Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story
  • The Parisian Agency: Exclusive Properties — Netflix Original

Leaving Netflix in May

May 1

  • Hoarders: Season 10

May 3

  • War Horse

May 5

  • Hangman

May 6

  • City of God: 10 Years Later
  • Lockout

May 7

  • The Chosen Ones
  • House at the End of the Street

May 10

  • Quartet

May 14

  • Sherlock: Series 1-4

May 18

  • Trumbo

May 29

  • American Crime: Seasons 1-3
  • My Week with Marilyn
  • The One I Love

May 31

  • 50 First Dates
  • Act of Valor
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • The Boy
  • Deliver Us from Eva
  • The Help
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  • Julie & Julia
  • Marauders
  • Milk
  • Miracle
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • The Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior
  • The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
  • Soul Surfer
  • Striptease
  • Waiting…

If you missed our recap of everything arriving on Netflix (and leaving) in April, you can find it below.

Everything new on Netflix in April

April TBD

April 1

  • Magical Andes: Season 2 — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
  • Prank Encounters: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Tersanjung the Movie — NETFLIX FILM
  • Worn Stories — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
  • 2012
  • Cop Out
  • Friends With Benefits
  • Insidious
  • Legally Blonde
  • Leprechaun
  • The Pianist
  • The Possession
  • Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family
  • White Boy
  • Yes Man

April 2

  • Concrete Cowboy — NETFLIX FILM
  • Just Say Yes — NETFLIX FILM
  • Madame Claude — NETFLIX FILM
  • The Serpent — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Sky High — NETFLIX FILM

April 3

  • Escape from Planet Earth

April 4

  • What Lies Below

April 5

  • Coded Bias
  • Family Reunion: Part 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY

April 6

  • The Last Kids on Earth: Happy Apocalypse to You — NETFLIX FAMILY

April 7

  • The Big Day: Collection 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
  • Snabba Cash — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • This Is A Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
  • The Wedding Coach — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 8

  • The Way of the Househusband — NETFLIX ANIME

April 9

  • Have You Ever Seen Fireflies? — NETFLIX FILM
  • Night in Paradise — NETFLIX FILM
  • Thunder Force — NETFLIX FILM

April 10

  • The Stand-In

April 11

  • Diana: The Interview that Shook the World

April 12

  • New Gods: Nezha Reborn — NETFLIX FILM
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn: Seasons 1-4

April 13

  • The Baker and the Beauty: Season 1
  • Mighty Express: Season 3 — NETFLIX FAMILY
  • My Love: Six Stories of True Love — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

April 14

  • The Circle: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Law School — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Soul — NETFLIX FILM
  • Why Did You Kill Me? — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

April 15

  • Dark City Beneath the Beat
  • The Master
  • Ride or Die — NETFLIX FILM

April 16

  • Arlo the Alligator Boy — NETFLIX FAMILY
  • Ajeeb Daastaans — NETFLIX FILM
  • Crimson Peak
  • Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 4: Mexico — NETFLIX FAMILY
  • Into the Beat — NETFLIX FILM
  • Rush
  • Synchronic
  • Why Are You Like This — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife

April 18

  • Luis Miguel — The Series: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 19

  • Miss Sloane
  • PJ Masks: Season 3

April 20

  • Izzy’s Koala World: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY

April 21

  • Zero — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

April 22

  • Life in Color with David Attenborough — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY
  • Stowaway — NETFLIX FILM

April 23

  • Heroes: Silence and Rock & Roll
  • Shadow and Bone — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Tell Me When — NETFLIX FILM

April 27

  • August: Osage County
  • Battle of Los Angeles
  • Fatma — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 4 — NETFLIX FAMILY

April 28

  • Sexify — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Headspace Guide to Sleep — NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY

April 29

  • Things Heard & Seen — NETFLIX FILM
  • Yasuke — NETFLIX ANIME

April 30

  • The Innocent — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines — NETFLIX FAMILY
  • Pet Stars — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Unremarkable Juanquini: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Leaving Netflix in April

April 2

  • Honey: Rise Up and Dance

April 4

  • Backfire

April 11

  • Time Trap

April 12

  • Married at First Sight: Season 9
  • Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning: Season 1

April 13

  • Antidote

April 14

  • Eddie Murphy: Delirious
  • The New Romantic
  • Once Upon a Time in London
  • Thor: Tales of Asgard

April 15

  • Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant

April 19

  • Carol
  • The Vatican Tapes

April 20

  • The Last Resort

April 21

  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Seasons 1-3

April 22

  • Liv and Maddie: Seasons 1-4

April 23

  • Mirror Mirror

April 24

  • Django Unchained

April 26

  • The Sapphires

April 27

  • The Car
  • Doom

April 28

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop

April 30

  • 17 Again
  • Blackfish
  • Can’t Hardly Wait
  • Den of Thieves
  • How to Be a Latin Lover
  • I Am Legend
  • Jumping the Broom
  • Kingdom: Seasons 1-3
  • Knock Knock
  • Palm Trees in the Snow
  • Platoon
  • Runaway Bride
  • Snowpiercer
  • The Green Hornet
  • The Indian in the Cupboard
  • Waiting